Menthol Cigarettes Linked To 10 Million Extra Smokers, Hundreds of Thousands of Premature Deaths

February 26, 2021

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A new study conducted at U-M found that menthol cigarettes contributed to 378,000 premature deaths in the United States from 1980 to 2018. Mentholated tobacco products continue to negatively impact public health. Previous studies have found that menthol experimentation is positively related to progression to established smoking.

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